Nexus 7 tablet out of stock at Google Play

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

Google could be clearing the way for a new 32GB Nexus 7 tablet as it takes its current models off line.

The $199 8GB and the $249 16GB versions are both out of stock on the Google Play site. The page lists the status of both models as “coming soon.” A text field prompts you to enter your e-mail address to be notified when they’re available.

Google is reportedly prepping a 32GB flavor of the Nexus 7 that would replace the 16GB as the high-end model. The 32GB version would adopt the same $249 price tag as the 16GB edition, which itself would be marked down to $199.

Last week, a few retailers in the U.K. already trimmed the price on the 16GB model to $199. And at least a couple of their U.S. counterparts are following suit.

Staples and Office Depot both now list the 16GB Nexus 7 for $199. However, Office Depot shows the tablet as out of stock online and at many of its brick-and-mortar stores.

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